Saturday, March 21, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Warren Buffet, no. 2nd World's Billionaires 2009

Warren Buffett, Net Worth: $37 billion.
• Last year America's most beloved investor was the world's richest man.
• This year he has to settle for second place after losing $25 billion in 12 months. Shares of Berkshire Hathaway down 45% since last March.
• Injected billions of dollars into Goldman Sachs, General Electric in exchange for preferred stock last fall; propped up insurance firm Swiss Re in February with $2.6 billion infusion. Admits he made some "dumb" investment mistakes in 2008.
• Upbeat about America's future: "Our economic system has worked extraordinarily well over time. It has unleashed human potential as no other system has, and it will continue to do so."

• Scoffs at Wall Street's over-reliance on "history-based" models: "If merely looking up past financial data would tell you what the future holds, the Forbes 400 would consist of librarians."
• Son of Nebraska politician delivered newspapers as a boy.
• Filed first tax return at age 13, claiming $35 deduction for bicycle.
• Studied under value investing guru Benjamin Graham at Columbia.
• Took over textile firm Berkshire Hathaway 1965.
• Today holding company invested in insurance (GEICO, General Re), jewelry (Borsheim's), utilities (MidAmerican Energy), food (Dairy Queen, See's Candies). Also has noncontrolling stakes in Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

GISELE BUNDCHEN is the world's richest supermodel

Gisele Bündchen by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Birth name Gisele Caroline Bündchen. Date of birth July 20, 1980 (1980-07-20) (age 28). Place of birth Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m). Hair color Sandy blonde. Eye color Blue. Measurements 36B-23.5-35 (91-60-89). Weight 57 kg (130 lb; 9.0 st). Dress size 6. Shoe size 38 EU/7 US/5 UK.

Gisele Caroline Bündchen (born July 20, 1980) is a Brazilian model and occasional actress. According to Forbes, she is the highest-paid model in the world and also the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment world, having earned $33 million in 2007 and $35 million in 2008 alone, adding to her estimated $150 million fortune. She is also listed on Guinness Book of World Records as the world's richest supermodel. Bündchen has been the face of more than 20 brands internationally and has appeared on more magazine covers than any other model.
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SMILING RONALDIHO, top soccer from Brazil

Russian financial crisis

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sean Penn, accepting the best actor Oscar for his role in "Milk."

Sean Penn said, "You commie homo-loving sons of guns. I did not expect this, and I want it to be very clear that I do know how hard I make it to appreciate me, often, but I am touched by the appreciation."

Asean caricature

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Zuckerberg, Facebook Phenomenon

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, born May 14, 1984 (1984-05-14). Occupation Founder, CEO & President of Facebook. Net worth $1.5 Billion.
Mark Zuckerberg, is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. As a Harvard student, he created the online social website Facebook, a site popular among students worldwide, with fellow computer science major students and his roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. He serves as Facebook's CEO. He has been the subject of controversy for the origins of his business and his wealth.
Time Magazine added Zuckerberg as one of The World's Most Influential People of 2008. Zuckerberg fell under the Scientists & Thinkers category for his web phenomenon, Facebook, and ranked 52 out of 101 people.
Zuckerberg was raised in Dobbs Ferry, New York, by his parents, Edward and Karen Zuckerberg, who are both doctors. His father Edward is a dentist in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Early on, Zuckerberg enjoyed making computer programs, especially communication tools and games. He started programming when he was in middle school. While attending Phillips Exeter Academy in high school, he built a program to help the workers in his dad's office communicate and a version of the game Risk. He also built a music player named Synapse that used artificial intelligence to learn the user's listening habits. Microsoft and AOL tried to purchase Synapse and recruit Zuckerberg, but instead he decided to attend Harvard University.
Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room on February 4, 2004. It quickly became a success at Harvard and more than two-thirds of the school's students signed up in the first two weeks.[citation needed] It started off as just a "Harvard-Thing," until Zuckerberg then decided to spread Facebook to other schools and enlisted the help of roommate Dustin Moskovitz.They first spread it to Northwestern, UCLA, the University of Virginia (UVA), Yale, and then to other colleges and schools in the Boston area, including Tufts University, Boston University and Boston College. By the beginning of the summer, Zuckerberg and Moskovitz had released Facebook at almost forty-five schools and hundreds of thousands of people were using it.(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)